The Sr. Production Manager, Packaging & Continuous Improvement role is responsible for leading, influencing, managing and supporting the day to day plant packaging operations and personnel in a 3-shift, 5 day per week (weekends as needed) manufacturing environment. Performs essential functions to ensure safety and first pass quality meets or exceeds planned goals. Oversees and plans manpower and equipment capability accordingly to ensure adherence to production schedules, safely and efficiently. Ensures compliance to all FDA & Environmental Regulations as well as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Establishes and maintains effective communication with employees and cross functional teams in order to achieve Packaging objectives.
This role is also responsible for the management of production-related continuous improvement projects and personnel. Responsible for conceptualizing new and/or innovative approaches to improve the safety, reliability, efficiency, cost reduction and quality of the Packaging department, and influence to gain alignment and approval for implementation of such concepts. Lead and coach junior-level engineers on the identification and implementation of future equipment and process improvement projects.